The Nevada Athletic Commission unanimously agreed during a teleconference Wednesday to allow two UFC events and two Top Rank boxing shows in Las Vegas over the next two weeks. The commission stopped competition in Nevada on March 14 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The UFC immediately confirmed its plans to stage a show without fans in attendance Saturday night at the UFC Apex arena in Las Vegas, followed by the UFC 250 pay-per-view show at the same place June 6. Top Rank is expected to hold boxing shows at the MGM Grand on June 9 and June 11.
The commission on Wednesday approved stringent coronavirus safety protocols in order for UFC to return safely. The UFC and Top Rank have worked closely with the commission in recent weeks to create the protocols, according to Bob Bennett, the commission’s executive director.
The UFC show Saturday will be headlined by former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley facing Gilbert Burns. The main event of UFC 250 on June 6 features Amanda Nunes defending her featherweight belt against Canadian challenger Felicia Spencer.
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